Kyle Rusten, CPA


Chico, CA

3013 Ceres Avenue Chico, CA 95973

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Kyle performs financial reporting using a collaborative approach that strengthens employee benefit plans, special districts, food and agriculture businesses, e-commerce, manufacturing companies, and healthcare organizations.

With experience in all aspects of audits and reviews, Kyle assists his clients throughout the phases of their growth. Examples include:

  • Transitioning an online business that had never been audited from cash accounting to accrual accounting. The accounting and financials were an integral part of ensuring the business sale.
  • Assisting a food processor through a four-year renewable energy project as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Communicating with the Department of Treasury and helping meet all requirements and deadlines, ultimately increasing the processors working capital by $1.4 million.
  • Writing an extensive internal controls report for a hospital that wanted more payment system controls and processes to protect against embezzlement.
  • Thinking outside the normal audit scope of work to identify a $12,000 Research and Development (R&D) tax credit for a local agricultural cooperative.

Kyle graduated joined the firm after working as an auditor for KPMG. Delivering meaningful results in a down-to-earth manner, Kyle is equipped to tackle any audit project.


  • B.S. with honors, accounting, California State University, Chico


  • Licensed CPA in California

Professional Associations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • California Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • National Society of Accountants for Cooperatives


  • He is married to Katie and they have two children.

Mentions and articles by Kyle

New Guidance for Leasing Standard Implementation

K·Coe Editorial | December 20, 2018

FASB Releases Update for New Lease Standard FASB’s Accounting Standards Update (ASU) 2018-11 offers relief cost savings for entities adopting the new lease standard ASC 842. The update offers companies practical expedients in applying the new lease standard. A few […]


How to Help California Fire Victims

K·Coe Editorial | November 12, 2018

Camp Fire, now the most destructive wildfire in the history of California, has desecrated an insurmountable number of people’s lives, families, friends, homes, and livelihoods.  In addition, two more wildfires in Southern California are displacing residents and businesses. As K·Coe […]


In Wake of Disaster, How to Minimize Taxes on Insurance Proceeds

K·Coe Editorial | August 2, 2018

How to Treat Insurance Casualty Gains As fires rage and rampage through large areas of California, the destruction of residences, outbuildings, and commercial buildings has been widespread. K·Coe Isom has been fielding questions and concerns from many of our clients […]